ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
FIELD TRIPS

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CREATING EXPERIENCES
that change the way students see the world.

The mission statement of Coastal Expeditions hinges on environmental education and we want to create experiences for people in nature that makes then feel more connected, more curious and more concerned.  Our guides are naturalists with degrees in marine biology, environmental studies and beyond, and they have a great way of connecting their passion for the Lowcountry ecology with students and groups.

Join us on one of our well-developed kayaking and hiking field trips, or plan a customized itinerary.  We can't wait to see you!


FIELD TRIPS
Grades 2-12

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TEACHING STUDENTS APPRECIATION FOR THE NATURAL WORLD
Take your students on an adventure that they won't be able to stop talking about.  Our kayaking field trip combines Lowcountry history, environmental education and team building for a day new experiences, unmatched views and hands-on learning.  Offering trips on Shem Creek (Mount Pleasant, SC) and Black River (Andrews, SC), over 15,000 middle school students have participated in this world-class program!  
All costs (transportation, student fees) are covered by a grant from the Butler Conservation Fund.  Middle school teachers from Charleston, Georgetown, Williamsburg counties:  Give us a call to see if your class qualifies!
Grades 6-8

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IS YOUR CLASSROOM AS BIG AS YOUR STUDENTS' IMAGINATIONS?
Explore the inland trails of a pristine barrier island within Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge! This field study program combines an estuary education aboard Caretta with hiking the trails of Bulls Island in search of wildlife, history and barrier island ecology.  Now in its 21st year, this program exceeds South Carolina curriculum standards for science and history, and subjects covered are adjusted for grades and class objectives.
20 student minimum.  $25/student (2 chaperones free). 
Grades 2-12

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THE ULTIMATE LOWCOUNTRY FIELD STUDY
For a day that your students won't forget, combine an Island Quest to Bulls Island with a guided experience at the Center for Birds of Prey.  As part of the schedule, your students will see birds like owls, hawks, vultures and falcons with naturalist interpretation.  This is a world-class facility and its just down the road from the Bulls Island departure point.
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Grades 2-12

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GUIDED EXPEDITIONS COMBINED WITH OUTDOOR SKILLS & SERVICE
If you are in an outdoor program like the Boy Scouts or Girls Scouts and want to offer a kayaking, hiking or camping expedition, call us and we will work on an itinerary for your group.  Tailored for specific skill levels, ages and needs, it can be a morning kayak trip down Shem Creek, camping on Capers Island or a service-project like a beach sweep!  
Call to plan an outing!  Rates vary by group size and expedition.
Grades 2-12

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ADVANCED ISLAND QUEST
This option offers a complete, well-rounded study of barrier island ecology, and is a great opportunity for your students to gain hands-on experience.  This in-depth field trip examines both the maritime forest and the dynamic beach of Bulls Island.  Perfect for advanced classes in science, social studies, ecology and college-level courses. 20 student minimum.  $25/student (2 chaperones free). 

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CUSTOMIZED FIELD STUDY PROGRAM
Leading a college course in history or ecology?  Part of a naturalist club or newcomers group?  Let us work with you to plan a day on the water that is perfect for your group.  We can do a beach drop on Bulls Island, kayak down a blackwater river, create a "human sail" in our kayaks for some team building, camp on Capers.....the possibilities are endless.  Call us to started dreaming and planning!  

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